Saturday, October 20, 2007

Books Enrichments

During my non-blogging period, I was collecting some knitting books :)

However I also found new interest with the embroideries, like hardanger and boutis.Boutis is kind like quilt ala french, and for my opinion, it's very sophisticated on final result.
"Some" of the books that I would like to share with you are :


Left : Interweave Fall 2007 Right : Let's Knit Series Vol.7 (ISBN : 978-4-529-04461-5)

the shawl look lovely isn't it?

jpn book 01: Spring Summer 2007 (ISBN : 978-4-408-62811-0)

jpn book 03a :

Left : Let's Knit Series Autum Winter 2007/2008 (ISBN : 978-4-529-04485-1)
Middle : Let's Knit Series (ISBN : 978-4-529-04451-6)
Right : Autumn Winter 2007/2008 (ISBN : 978-4-408-62830-1)

jpn book 03b :

Let's Knit Series Spring Summer 2007 (ISBN : 978-4-529-04385-4)

jpn book 4 :

Above : Boutis Un Object Blanc - Kumiko Nakayama-Geraerts (ISBN:978-4-579-11130-5)
Below Left : Sashiko Style (ISBN:978-4-88996-214-7)
Below Right : Hardanger Embroidery (ISBN:978-4-529-04439-4)

jpn book 5 :

Left : Bunka Knitting Book - Winter 2007/2008 (4910084761079)
Right : Keitodama Winter 2007/2008 (ISBN: 978-4-529-04480-6)

jpn book 6 :
Keitodama Spring Summer 2007 (ISBN : 978-4-529-04413-4)


Above : Heart Warming Series Vol 5 (ISBN : 978-4-529-04418-9)
Below : Cats and Dog (Embroidery - ISBN : 986-7863-97-6)


Left : ISBN 4-8347-2498-0
Right : 4-8347-2480-8

Illustration Stitch (ISBN : 978-4-7778-0364-4)

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Off the Needle - Katia Vest

Do you realieaze, once we hit the "BER" months (september, october, november, december), time feel like flying. I was started this Vest sometimes in late August 2007 (if I am not mistaken). I was started with making a swatch for both motifs. This is the first knitting project that I swatched and measures the gauge really carefully.

The good thing of making a swatch that as you already knew, the gauge really helpful to do the measure and plus good to practice the motifs too.

The yarn I used is Katia Creppyi-Chine, it's nice yarn, running smoothly on my circular inox. However for my own confinient, I balled the skeing first. Since it quite slippery yarn, I dont want to have tangled yarn in the middle of knitting enjoying moment.

As for the pattern, I was eyeing this since I saw the book... Keitodama Spring 2005 No. 131

And my eyes falen for this pattern :

as for the yarn, I bought it from my LYS - like end of 2005. I am not remembered what pattern this yarn for. But I bought 6 skeins of it. Still left 2 1/2 skeins. And I am wondering what kind of project that I could make from this leftover. It's varigated yarn, colors are ranged from white, ivory, light brown, light olive green.
Like the way it shaping the back :

Details of 2nd motif. It need a good blocking to make it look like nicer :)
Front view :
Pattern : Vest - page 20 - Keitodama Spring 2005 (ISBN : 4-529-04106-9)

Yarn: Katia Creppi - Chine about 4 1/2 skeins or around 220 grs ( Color : 3124 Lot : 63870, 50 gr/138 ms/151 yds)

Needle : Inox 31/2 80 cm circular and Aero 4 dps 3.5 cm

Time : Late Augus 07 (if I am not mistaken) - 23 Sept 07.

It may consider 99% done, since there's no buttons have put on it yet. I have cute wooden-like button, but I only have 6 instead of 8. After I put the button, I will wash it and do little block of it.

And since last week (29th Sept 07) I already started this beauty : Blumengruss from The New Style of Heirloom Knitting :

As for the yarn, I am using DMC Petra # 5
And I am on the first section of 3, on the 16th repeat. So far everything still running well :)

Details of 1st section :

Do you know that there is cool group: knitinginjapan at yahoogroup? Check it out :) Good for non-japanese knitter who like to cast on as soon as possible when see their knitting/crocheting patterns!!